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T H E 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ANDOYER, 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 14, 1870. 



LAWRENCE: 

Geo. S. Merrill & Co., Printers, 
l 870. 






^S^^ r 



THE 



AUDITOE'S REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ANDOYER, 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 14, 1870. 



LAWRENCE: 

Geo. S. Merrill & Co., Printers. 
1 870. 



REPORT. 



SELECTMEN'S ACCOUNT. 



SCHOOL HOUSES. 

PAID PER ORDER OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE, 

Grammar School, $93 77 

Centre South District, 279 32 

Phillips « 36 23 

Village « 130 85 

Ballard Vale « 78 01 

Scotland " 48 02 

Holt « 2465 10 

Centre West " 201 83 

Frye « 220 20 

North « ■ 142 53 

Abbott " 32 73 

Bailey " 173 08 

Osgood « 28 42 

$3930 09 



SCHOOLS. 

PAID PER ORDER OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



Grammar School, 

Centre South District, 

Phillips 

Village 

Ballard Vale " 

Scotland " 

Holt 

Centre West " 

Frye " 

North « 

Abbott " 

Bailey " 

Osgood •' 



$1875 07 


697 


09 


467 


91 


794 


76 


1101 


64 


330 


93 


336 


92 


357 


75 


492 


96 


267 


65 


272 


35 


299 


75 


381 


99 



$7676 77 



SERVICES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 

Henry Dane, police services, 

Matthew Winton, " 

Warren Mears, " two years, 

John O'Connell, 

G. F. Baker, 

George Foster, school committee, 

P. M> Jefferson, « 

H. S. Greene, « 

D. C. Litchfield, " 1 1-2 years, 

Wm. S. Jenkins, selectman, etc., ' 275 00 



$8 00 


8 


00 


15 


00 


18 


00 


2 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


75 


00 


225 


00 



51 00 



500 00 



Amount carried forward, $551 00 



Amount brought forward, $551 00 

John B. Abbott, « 230 00 

Hermon Phelps, " 250 00 



755 00 



E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 50 00 

" " for paying State aid, 50 00 
" " recording births, marriages, 

and deaths, 52 20 

" " collecting taxes, 303 59 
Ebenezer Higgins, services as public 

weigher, 20 00 



475 79 



$1781 79 



STATE AID. 
Paid by E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, $2049 25 



TOWN HOUSE 

John Cornell, coal, 61 00 

S. D. Abbott, wood, 5 00 

Wm. Barnett, stove for lower hall, 36 45 

J. R. Loring, repairs on locks, 2 00 
H. P. Beard & Co., oils and other supplies, 27 97 

Thomas Smith, janitor, 68 00 

" " supplies, 6 25 

" labor, 11 30 

J. J. Brown, supplies, 8 52 

J. H. Smith, repairs, 2 40 

Hermon Abbott, " 65 

Wm. S. Jenkins, " 3 00 

J. B. Abbott, wood, 4 50 

Wm. Barnett, repairs, 1135 

$248 39 



FIEE DEPARTMENT. 



Engine No. 1. 




Cornell & Chandler, supplies, 


5 25 


Holt & Higgins, " 


5 64 


J. C. Morse, labor, 


3 75 


H. P. Beard & Co., supplies, 


1 00 


Engine Company, labor, 


172 26 


" " remittance of taxes, 


72 00 


J. H. Flint, supplies, 


8 00 


John Cornell, horses to draw engine, 


2 00 


Holt & Higgins, supplies, 


1 42 


Albert Smith, labor, 


15 75 


George H. Parker, supplies, 


3 90 



Company No. 2. 
Labor and remittance of taxes, 121 23 



290 97 

121 23 

$412 20 



HIGHWAYS. 



Dis'' 


r. Expended. 


Removing 


Special 








Snow. 


Appropriations, 


1. 


John Cornell, $172 10 


$1 75 


$25 38 


2. 


John Abbott, 


109 75 




11 00 


3. 


J. J. Pearson, 


151 50 




10 50 


4. 


Jasper Rea, 


60 00 






5. 


Wm. Hackett, 


40 80 


2 12 




6. 


L. G. Holt, 


49 49 






7. 


G. F. Mason, 


51 50 




13 50 


8. 


William Jenkins, 








9. 


H. J. Gray, 


44 73 


6 60 




10. 


N. F. Abbott, 


124 00 




112 00 


11. 


Wm. C. Donald, 


69 38 




26 07 


12. 


David Middleton, 


149 47 




185 94 


13. 


Robert Winning, 


82 15 




8 35 


14. 


Benj. Boynton, 


75 79 




27 52 


15. 


Henry Boynton, 


71 50 






16. 


A. W. Livingston, 


65 00 






17. 


Wm. Hardy, 


80 00 




47 70 


18. 


Joshua Chandler, 


83 28 






19. 


Elisha Grant, 


29 65 






20. 


N. G. Abbott, 


110 25 




83 80 


21. 

22. 


Stephen Hardy, 
David Jameson, 


84 50 
67 80 






23. 


Wm. D. Stark, 


125 00 


6 00 


48 50 


24. 


John Webster, 


51 50 




♦ 


25. 


C. C. Blunt, 


86 20 






26. 


T. E. Mayberry, 


200 00 




27 46 


27. 


C. 0. Cummings, 


106 90 




15 20 


28. 


Wm. Allen, 

Bart. Shea, removing 

snow fr. sidewalks, 
Henry Burtt, removing 

snow fr. sidewalks, 
Thos. Smith, removing 

snow fr. sidewalks, 


90 45 


6 00 

8 00 

12 00 


79 20 



$2,432 69 $42 47 $722 12 



8 

STIMSON'S BRIDGE 

Wrn. S. Jenkins, labor and lumber, 
J. B. Abbott, " " 
C. 0. Cummings, " 
J. H. Smith, blacksmith work, 


122 75 

19 60 

37 50 

14 71 

t\9i 56 







LIQUOR DEPARTMENT. 



J. A. Broadhead, for liquors, 
Thomas Smith, agent, 
U. S. License, 
Expense of agency, 



$2,017 51 


125 00 


18 75 


22 92 



1,184 18 



Note. The auditors make the following statement in regard to 
the liquor agency : 
Amount paid by the town as above, 
Unpaid bills for liquors now due, 

Received (of the agent) by the Town Treas- 
urer as per his account rendered, 

Received (of the agent) by the Town Treas- 
urer, since his account was rendered, 

Liquors on hand, 

Cash in hands of agent, 



Loss to the Town $118 12 

The agency commenced August 1, 1869, and the above statement is 
made up to Feb. 14, 1870. 



$2,184 18 
253 47 


$2,437 65 




$1,857 31 




151 05 

293 47 

17 70 


$2,319 53 





ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 
E. K. Jenkins, $134 32 



9' 

KEMITTANCE OF TAXES. 
E. K. Jenkins, $106 10 



MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. 

Geo. S. Cole, notifying Town Officers, $2 00 
Nathan Abbott 2d, surveying for school- 
house, 2 25 
Town North Heading for schooling, 1868, 10 62 
Geo. S. Cole, reward in case of N. Swift 

and others, 33 00 

C. P. Bowles, reward in case of N. Swift 

and others, 40 00 

B. F. Barnard, reward in case of N. Swift 

and others, 27 00 

W. P. Millett, Est., expressing in 1864-5- 

6-7-8, 2\ 95 

Punchard Schoolhouse committee expenses, 25 10 
G S. Merrill & Co , printing, 802 50 

JamesGowing,damageson account of defect 

in road, 100 00 

Thos. Groom & Co., stationery, 3 00 

Win. S. Jenkins, repairs on hay scales, 15 00 
E. K. Jenkins, stamps, envelopes, postage, 

railroad fares, 21 45 

Tenney, Little & Co., land damage in 1864, 12 86 
Wm. Marland, rent of post office box, 1 00 

G. H. Parker, stationery, 5 97 

Chas. Mears, distributing envelopes, 1 50 

S. G. Bean, dinners for selectmen and 

checkers, 7 50 

Terrance Henry, returning deaths, 1 40 

Amount carried forward, $634 10 



MO 

Amount brought forward, $634 10 

W. F. Draper, printing, 

J. H. Chandler, returning deaths, 

N. P. Greene, books, 

Johnson's Express, 

R. Callahan, returning deaths, 

Hermon Phelps, " 

Selectmen, railroad fares, 

A. A. Abbott, surveying for cemetery, 

North Reading schooling, 1869, 

Wm. S. Jenkins, bridge plank, 

Henry Dane, notifying Town Officers, 

North Reading school books, 

Andrew Thompson, returning deaths, 

$727 25 



24 


10 


1 


70 


5 


75 


9 


15 


5 


30 




50 


13 


40 


2 50 


10 


62 


10 


00 


7 


00 


2 


63 




50 



NEW STREETS. 

LOCKE STREET. 

E. K. Jenkins, land damages and fence, $69 20 

" " recording petition, 
Wm. S. Jenkins, railing, 
C. O. Cummings and others, labor, 
Edward Taylor, land damages, 
• " " fencing, 

J. H. Smith, iron posts, 
N. W. Hazen, land damage and fence, 
A. A- Abbott, surveying, 

PIKE STREET. 

Willard Pike, land damages, 

" t( fence, 

C. O. Cummings and others, labor, 

Amounts carried forward, $277 25 $675 05 



2 


50 


20 


50 


420 


23 


88 


28 


39 


00 


14 


34 


20 


00 


100 


38 


75 


35 


50 


203 


00 



$675 05 



11 



Amounts brought forward, 


$277 25 $675 05 


J. H. Smith, blacksmithing, 


7 35 


A. A. Abbott, surveying, 


1 00 


E. K. Jenkins, recording, 


2 50 




OQC| If) 








$963 15 


SUMMARY OF SELECTMEN'S ORDERS. 


School Houses, 


$3,930 09 


Schools, 


7,676 77 




tl 1 fiOfi 9fi 






State Aid, 


2,049 2b 


Services of officers, 


1,781 79 


Liquor Department, 


2,184 18 


Highways, 


2,432 69 


New Streets, 


963 15 


Special appropriations roads and bridges, 722 12 


Removing snow, 


42 47 


Remittance of taxes, 


106 10 


Abatement " 


134 32 


Fire Department, 


412 20 


Miscellaneous expenses, 


727 25 


Town House, 


248 39 


Stimson's Bridge, 


194 56 


" 


1 i nnq A*r 








$23,605 33 



OVERSEERS' ACCOUNT. 



RELIEF OUT OF THE ALMSHOUSE. 

Catherine Farrington, 

Ann E. Bean, 

Dorcas B. Chandler, 

Mrs. Matthew Culley, 

Jeremiah Millett, 

Henry Flint, 

Abiel Upton, 

Mrs. Thomas C. Mason, 

Mrs. Edward Mason, 

Harriet B. Gile, 

Mrs. Charles W. Lovejoy, 

Stephen Abbott, 

Anna Jones, 

Sewell Pearson, 

Mrs. Wiley, 

Andrew J. Hatch, 

Patrick Qualey, 

The family of W. T. Jones, 

William L. Johnson, 

Caleb Stringer, 

Mrs. Condon, 

Abby Bailey, 

The family of W. Richardson, 

Joseph Mears, 

Mrs. Samuel Aiken, 

John F. Parker, 

Samuel W. Holt, 

Amount carried forward, $911 61 



$69 25 


72 


00 


41 


50 


11 


00 


4 


00 


6 


00 


81 


85 


64 


30 


82 


24c 


83 


00 


118 


00 


49 


81 


39 


00 


46 


37 


5 


50 


10 


00 


23 


50 


12 


54 


9 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


5 


75 


43 


50 


8 


50 


3 


00 


5 


00 


7 


00 



13 

Amount brought forward, $911 61 

Joshua H. Chandler, burial of an unknown child, 2 50 

Robert Callahan, burial of Jane Farnham, Elizabeth 

Aiken, Mrs. Daniel Mears, Alfred Charwood, 20 00 
Herman Abbott, coffins for Martha Abbott, Rebecca 
Culley, Jane Farnham, Jessie Aiken and Henry 
Palmer, 36 75 

Herman Abbott, removing J. Farnhan, 6 85 



$977 71 



PAID CITIES AND TOWNS. 

NORTH READING. 



Charles Abbott, 

Daniel Mears, 
John F. Parker, 

Enos Dodge, 
Jane Farnham, 

Milton Mears, 



CHARLESTOWN. 



BOSTON. 



HAVERHILL. 



LUNATIC HOSPITAL, WORCESTER. 

Samuel W. Holt, 
Wesley Richardson, 



HOUSE OF CORRECTION, 



$35 50 



John A. Findley, 



18 


00 


5 


25 


22 


00 


10 20 


35 


00 


$120 95 


96 


25 


74 


75 


$171 00 


17 


14 



14 
DUE FROM CITIES AND TOWNS. 

NORTH AN DOVER. 

Mrs. John Marron, 

NEWBURYPORT. 

Rebecca Merrill, 

HAVERHILL. 

Mrs. John B. Pecker, 

SALISBURY. 

Mary Webster, 



EXPENSES OF ALMSHOUSE. 



$77 


00 


39 00 


21 


00 


2 


00 



$139 00 



C. O. Cummings, $525 00 

Valpey Brothers, meat, 305 08 

Holt & Higgins, 587 67 

David Gray, boots and shoes, 18 20 

R. Carter, cow, 60 00 

John Hurly, labor, 268 00 

Dorr, Parks & Co., 435 67 

H. P. Beard & Co., 462 74 

Herman Phelps, cow, 60 00 

L. A. Runnals, labor, 36 00 

H. Locke, 28 70 

John Findley, 89 86 

Wiggin & Dolloff, 10 75 

Charles Mayer, 7 50 
Herman Abbott, coffins for Herman Jones and James 

Hovey, 13 00 

Joseph Abbott, chair, 1 37 

John Cornell, coal, 180 00 

B. F. Holt, ice, 15 00 

Amount carried forward, $3,104 54 



15 



Amount brought forward, 


$3,104 54 


E. H. Barnard, painting, 


8 86 


Moses Foster, sleigh, 


60 00 


J. W. Barnard, boots and shoes, 


40 80 


Sylvester Merrill, 


21 76 


Geo. H. Parker, medical supplies, ' 


35 22 


William Barnett, 


128 58 


William Corse & Son, boots and shoes, 


45 04 


James H. Smith, blacksmithing, 


76 88 


H. K. Webster & Co., 


48 65 


H. P. Holt, meat, 


140 78 


H. W. Abbott, 


21 92 


Walter H. Kimball, medical attendance, 


25 00 


C. 0. Cummings, 


50 00 


John H. Flint, 


181 17 


Robert Callahan, burial of Herman Jones, 


5 00 


Warren F. Draper, books, 


2 23 


Herman Abbott, chair, 


75 


Perry M. Jefferson, soap, 


56 78 




$4,059 96 



EXTRA EXPENSES AT THE ALMSHOUSE. 
A. C. Chadwick, insurance, $198 80 



SUMMARY OF OVERSEERS' ORDERS. 

Relief out of the Almshouse, 
House of Correction, 
Lunatic Hospital, 
Paid Cities and Towns, 
Due from Cities and Towns, 

Amount carried forward, 



$977 


71 


17 


14 


171 


00 


120 


95 


139 


00 


$1,425 80 



16 



Amount brought forward, $1,425 80 

Almshouse expenses, 4,059 96 

Extra expenses at Almshouse, 198 80 



$5,684 56 



REPRESENTATIVE FUND, $100.00. 

In accordance with the wishes of the donor, Edward Tay- 
lor, the interest of the above has been applied to the families 
of Stephen Abbott and Mrs. Harriet B. Gile. 

WM. S. JENKINS, ) Overseers 
JOHN B. ABBOTT, \ of 
HERMAN PHELPS. Nthe Poor. 



SUPERINTENDENT'S ACCOUNT. 





Dr. 






To balance from last account. 




$52 31 


To cash for labor, 




620 70 




< gravel, 




90 




' milk, 




32 17 




' vegetables, 




86 32 




f calves, 




69 30 




' oxen, 




277 00 




' services of bull, 




37 25 




* hides and tallow, 




29 57 




"' lodging prisoners and 


paupers, 


17 63 




' old iron, 




1 28 




< pigs, 




73 00 




( use of plough, 




50 




' drain tile, 




2 70 




' sleigh, 




15 00 




$1,315 63 


Cr. 






To cash paid for labor, 




$385 00 


" grinding corn and coffee, 


6 18 


" clothing, 




40 08 


" hard ware, 




2 00 


u railroad freight and fares, 


22 39 


" school books, 




93 


rt lime and plaster, 




2 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$458 58 



18 



Amount brought forward, 


$458 58 


To cash paid 


for furniture, etc., 


3 30 


tt 


crackers, 


8 25 


a 


lumber, 


3 26 


a 


hard ware and tools, 


57 99 


(( 


washing, 


4 20 


«( 


sawing lumber, 


3 13 


a i 


oxen, 


290 00 


« 


meat, 


4 65 


it 


potatoes and seeds, 


7 00 


ft 


vinegar, 


2 00 


a 


flour, 


61 25 


(( 


making cider, 


3 10 


a 


drain tile, 


18 00 


t( 


threshing grain, 


5 50 


a 


Town Treasurer, 


350 00 


Balance due 


the town, 


35 42 




$1,315 63 




C. 0. CUMMINGS, 


Superintendent. 



ALMSHOUSE. 

Whole number of Paupers in Almshouse during the 

year, 32 

Whole number weeks' board, 1254 

" foreign paupers entertained, 205 

" weeks' board, 59 

" persons held in custody, waiting trial, 19 

" weeks' board of prisoners, 8 



REMAINING IN ALMSHOUSE. 

Over eighty years old, 
Amount carried forward, 



19 



Amount brought forward, 
Between seventy and eighty, 
" sixty and seventy, 
" fifty and sixty, 
" forty and fifty, 

" thirty and forty, 
" ten and twenty, 
" one and ten, 

Not one year old, 



. INVENTORY OE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. 

Fifty iron bedsteads, 150; ten stoves, 

174, $324 00 

Glass and crockery ware, jugs and jars, 65 00 
Chairs, benches, tables and wooden ware, 120 00 
Beds and bedding, 420.00; tin ware, 

50.00 470 00 

Table and teaspoons, knives and forks, 14 00 
Meat block, meat benches, saw and axe, 12 00 
Kettles, sadirons, clocks and bells, 15 00 

Meat, cider and apple barrels, 25 00 

Refrigerator, lamps and brooms, 23 50 

Glass chimneys and table linen, 16 00 



PROVISIONS. 

Flour, 17.50, butter, 61.86, beef, 11.25, $90 61 
Lard, 22.11, sugar and spices, 59.58, 81 69 
Potatoes, beets, turnips, carrots, ap- 
ples and parsnips, 216 50 
Vinegar and cider, 26.55; pickles and 

cranberries, 19.00 45 55 



2 
4 
3 
1 
6 
5 
1 

26 



$1,084 50 



Amount carried forward, 



$434 35 



20 

Amount brought forward, $434 35 

Salt pork, hams and salt fish, 107 13 
Soap, .11.85; salt, 15.50; squashes, 3.00 29 75 

Coffee, tea, and crackers, 43 14 

Tobacco, 7.00; molasses, 33.00 40 00 

Onions, 2.00; dried apple.-, 6.75 8 75 



CLOTHING. 



8 


00 


, 33' 


00 


h 15 


00 


14 


00 



$663 12 



Pants, shawls, dresses, boots, shoes and 

leather, 91 85 

FAEM IMPLEMENTS. 

Two horse wagons, harnesses, pang, 

sleigh robe, blanket and whip, 225 00 

Ox-wagon, two ox-carts, sleds and 

harrows, 194 00 

Hay-wagon, stone drag, chains, yokes, 

wheelbarrow and drag spire, 120 00 

Scythes, sickles, corn cutters and hoes, 20 00 

Horse, hay, and garden rakes, 20 00 

Horse, hay, and manure forks, SO 00 

Horse hoe, cultivator, mowing ma- 
chine and plows, 165 00 

Shovels, spades, axes, iron bars and 

blasting tools, 45 00 

Carpenter's tools, wood saws, beetle 

wedges and ladle, 12 00 

Feed trough, hay cutter, measures, and 
feed boxes, 

Ladders, grindstone, blocks and ropes, 

Nails, spikes, old iron, bricks and vise, 

Winnowing mill, meal bags, and salt 
sacks, 

Amount carried forward, $901 00 



21 



Amount brought forward, 




Snow plow, grain cradle, ox-muzzles, 




and pig box, 


8 00 


Grain chests, scalding tubs, steelyards 




and brushes, 


35 00 


Drain tile, 


18 00 


FARM PRODUCE. 




Corn, barley, rye, oats and wheat, 


90 00 


Meal, fine feed, beans and peas, 


31 TO 


English and meadow hay, and straw, 


454 00 


Manure, 


300 00 


FARM STOCK. 




Four oxen, five cows, and one horse, 


1020 00 


Nine swine and eleven fowls, 


196 50 


FUEL AND LUMBER. 


Fifty cords hard and soft pine wood, 


220 00 


Dry wood, cut and split, and coal, 


141 00 


Bridge plank, boards and cart spires, 


110 00 


SUMMARY. 




Inventory of household furniture, 


1084 50 


Provisions, 


663 \2 


Clothing, 


91 85 


Farm implements, 


964 00 


Farm produce, 


875 70 


Farm stock, 


1216 50 


Fuel and lumber, 


471 00 



$901 00 



$964 00 



$875 70 



$1,216 50 



$471 00 



$5,366 67 



TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. 



Town of Andover in account current with E. K. Jenkins, 

Treasurer. 
Dr. 



To paid County tax for 1869, 


$2,992 15 


a 


State tax for 1869, 


7,125 00 


(( 


Andover National Bank, money hired, 


3,900 00 


te 


" " " Int. on same, 


40 00 


a 


sundry persons, money hired, 


2,900 00 


a 


" " Int. on same, 


170 18 


te 


Interest on Town Notes, 


1,186 31 


a 


discount on taxes at 6 per ct., 1,445 13 




a 


4 " 101 86 


1,546 99 






it 


Selectmen's orders, current expenses, 


11,998 47 


tt 


" " Schools, 


7,676 77 


i( 


" " School houses, 


3,930 09 


te 


Overseers of the Poor, orders, 


5,684 56 


ft 


Selectmen and Auditors, 


32 00 


Balance of taxes unpaid, (Whipple File Co., 






1,727.00), 


2,000 00 


Cash 


on hand to balance, 


6,200 55 




$57,383 07 



Cr. 

By balance of taxes unpaid Feb. 14th, 1869, $2,034 98 
By cash on hand Feb. 14th, 1869, 4,912 72 



Amount carried forward, $6,947 70 



23 



Amount brou 


gH forward, 


$6,947 70 


By cash from Haverhill pauper account, 


26 00 


it it 


Newbury port " 


56 75 


a a 


Boston " 


23 00 


a a 


County Treasurer, discount on 






County tax, 


29 92 


a tt 


Thos. Smith, liquor agent, 


1,857 31 


a tt 


rent of Town House, 


326 00 


a a 


" stores and hall at Bal- 






lard Vale, 


230 00 


a a 


sale of Holt school house, 


66 00 


a a 


drainage, per order Board of 






Health, 


10 00 


" hired of Andover National Bank, 


3,900 00 




" sundry persons, 


3,384 00 


" from 


t tax on liquor sales, 


10 28 


a tt 


John Dove, for land, 


250 00 


tt tt 


Proprietor's Fund, 


96 00 


a a 


Phillips Fund, 


60 00 


tt tt 


County Treasurer, from dog li- 






censes, 


247 59 


tt tt 


State Treasurer, corporation tax, 


6,564 28 


it tt 


" State Aid, 


2,292 00 


a a 


♦ " School Fund, 


243 17 


tt tt 


C. 0. Cummings, Supt. of the 






Alms House, 


350 00 


t. tt 


Hay Scale fees, 


bS 11 


" Assc 


jssors' warrant for taxes, 1869, 


30,359 96 




$57,383 07 



E. K. JENKINS, Treasurer. 
Andover, Feb. 14, 1870. 



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ASSETS. 
Cash on hand, $6200 bo 

Taxes unpaid, 2000 00 

Cash, in Supt's. hands, 35 42 

Due from cities and towns, 139 00 

Dae from Commonwealth for burial of 

state paupers, 30 00 

Due for state aid, 4849 25 



LIABILITIES 

Notes payable, 

Balance in favor of town, 



$13,254 22 

10 344 00 

$2 910 22 



SCHEDULE OF TOWN 

Town house and fixtures, 

Land under and adjoining, 

Weights and measures, 

Safe in Town House, 

Hay scales, 

Engine house and land, 

Engine and apparatus, 

Hose at Ballard Yale, 

Town Farm and buildings, 

Personal property as per inventory, 

Schoolhouse property, 

Library, 



PROPERTY. 

15,000 00 

2,000 00 

200 00 

166 00 

300 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

6,200 00 

5,366 67 

27,140 00 

250 00 

459,122 67 



PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL. 



The undersigned, Trustees of the Punchard Free School, here- 
with render to the Town their Annual Account of the condition of 
the Fund, and of the Receipts and Expenditures thereof for the 
year ending February 1st, 1870 : — 
The Permanent Fund of Forty Thousand Dollars is in- 
vested in Valid Notes and Real Estate Securities, $40,000 00 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance of Cash on hand as per last Report, $1,115 00 

Interest received since said Report, 2,086 11 

Cash of T. E. Mayberry, for rent of Land, 41 50 

Cash received for Tuition, 21 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Cash paid Wm. G. Goldsmith, Principal, Salary,$l,500 00 
Abby M. Bailey, Assistant, " 

M. Foster, Treasurer, " 

Thomas Smith, Janitor, 
W. O. Haskell, School Furniture, 
John Cornell, Wood and Coal, 
Cornell & Chandler, " 
Wm. Barnet, sundries, 
Geo. L. Abbott, 
Wm.G. Goldsmith," 
F. A. Dewson, Diplomas, 
W. S. Jenkins, sundries, 
American Tablet Co.," 
Suffolk Insurance Co., ac'ct, 
Herman Abbott, " 

John J. Brown, " 

Chas. Smith, expense, 



Cash deposited in Andover National Bank, 
balance, 



f,$l,500 00 


500 00 


100 00 


104 88 


460 50 


201 93 


23 10 


50 05 


57 53 


12 49 


24 00 


20 70 


11 95 


10 00 


9 50 


2 25 


1 50 


$3,090 38 


to 


173 23 



$3,263 61 



$3,263 61 



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There is also credited to account of Building Fund : — 
Cash paid by Mechanics' Mutual Fire Insurance 

Co., for Loss, $4,000 00 

Cash paid by Mechanics 1 Mutual Fire Insurance 

Co., return Premium, 52 95 

Cash paid by Union Mutual Fire Insurance Co., 

for Loss, 4,000 00 

Cash paid by Union Mutual Fire Insurance Co., 

return Premium, 29 50 

Cash paid by Merrimac Mutual Fire Insurance 

Co., for Loss, 4,000 00 

Cash paid by Merrimac Mutual Fire Insurance 

Co., Interest, 44 67 

Cash paid by Wm. Barnet, for Copper and Iron 

metal, 115 07 

$12,242 19 

Of this amount there is invested in Valid Notes, 

on demand, Twelve Thousand Dollars, $12,000 

Deposited in Andover National Bank, to balance, 242 19 

$12,242 19 

Andover, February 1, 1870. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. SMITH, EDWARD TAYLOR, 

JAMES H. MERRILL, JOHN ABBOTT, 

JAMES THOMSON, NATHAN FRYE, 

ISAAC CARRUTH, MOSES FOSTER. 



The foregoing Accounts having been carefully examined, and 
found to have been correctly kept and well vouched, we respectfully 
present our Report to the Town for acceptance. 

GEORGE FOSTER, ) 

WM. CHICKERING, V Auditors. 

JOHN R. LORING. S 



TOWN WARRANT. 



ESSEX SS. To HENRY DANE, one of the Constables of the Town 
oj A?idover, Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of MASSACHUSETTS, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the town of 
Anclover, qualified to vote in elections and town affairs, to meet and 
assemble at the Town House in said Andover, on MONDAY, the 
Seventh day of March next, at twelve o'clock at noon, to act on the 
following Articles, namely: — 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside in said meeting. 

Article 2d. — To choose a Town Clerk for the year ensuing. 

Article 3d. — To hear and act on the Report of the Auditors. 

Article 4th. — To see if the Town will choose an Assistant Board 
of Assessors, consisting of three persons, to take the next Decen- 
nial Valuation of Real Estate. 

Article 5th. — To choose Selectmen, Assessors, Overseers of the 
Poor, Town Treasurer, School Committee, Constables, Fence View- 
ers, and all other necessary and usual Town Officers. 

Article 6th. — To see what sum of money the Town will raise for 
the repairs of Highways the ensuing year. 

Article 7th. — To see what methods the Town will adopt for the 
repairs of the Highways. 

Article 8th. — To see what sum of money the Town will raise for 
the maintenance of their Public Schools for the ensuing year. 

Article 9th. — To see what method the Town will adopt to appor- 
tion the school money among the Public Schools. 

Article 10th. — To see what sum or sums of money the town will 
raise for the repair and improvement of the School Property, and 
for Incidental Expenses of the Schoolhouses. 

Article 11th. — To see what sum of money the Town will raise to 
defray the Necessary Expenses the year ensuing. 

Article 12th. — To see what method the Town will adopt for the 
collection of the Public Taxes the ensuing year. 

Article 13th. — To see if the Town will authorize the Town Treas- 
urer to hire money for the use of the Town when necessary. 

Article 14th. — To see if the Town will adopt the following orders 
on petition of N. W. Hazen and others : — 



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(1st). No vote shall be passed at any Town Meeting appropria- 
ting or involving the expenditure of money, except at the annual 
Town Meeting, unless there shall be, at least, one hundred legal 
voters present, and voting in favor of such appropriation or ex- 
penditure. 

(2d). When such appropriation or expenditure has been made, 
as provided above, the same shall not be reconsidered at any future 
meeting by a less vote in favor of such reconsideration than that by 
which the expenditure or appropriation was made. 

Article 15th. — To see what action the Town will take in reference 
to a Memorial Hall and Tablets in memory of the Soldiers who en- 
listed from Andover and served in the late war for the suppression 
of the rebellion. 

Article 16th. — To determine what compensation the Town will 
pay the Firemen for their services the ensuing year. 

Article 17th. — To see if the Town will vote to build a Lock-up in 
or near the Town House, and appropriate a sum of money for that 
purpose, on petition oi George H. Poor and others. 

Article 18th. — To see if the Town will allow to Nathan Ellis a 
sum in addition to that allowed by the Town for land taken to 
widen Pike Street, so called. 

Article 19th. — To see if the Town will allow to Horace Wilson a 
sum in addition to that allowed by the Town for land taken to widen 
Locke Street, so called. 

Article 20th. — To see if the Town will accept and revise the List 
of Jurors, as prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

Article 21st. — To see what action the Town will take concerning 
Roads and Streets as provided by Section Fourth, Chapter 169, 
Laws and Resolves of 1869. 

Article 22d. — To see if the Town will adopt such measures as 
may be deemed legal and practicable in reference to the continuance 
of the Punchard Free School, and appoint a suitable Committee, 
with full power to negotiate and carry the same into effect. 

Article 23d. — To see what measures the Town will adopt in ref- 
erence to the erection of a High School Building and procuring a 
proper site therefor. 

Article 24th. — To see what action the Town will take in reference 
to selling a piece of land from the Town Farm. 

Article 25th. — To act on any other business that may legally come 
before said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this W 7 arrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of meet- 
ing as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands, at Andover, this Seventeenth day of 
February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
and seventy. 

™L? J™^ ? Selectmen of 



JOHN B. ABBOTT, 
HERMAN PHELPS, 



Andover. 



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